FERC accepts interconnect deal for 300-MW California solar project

The project is due for commercial operation by late 2016

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 17 accepted Southern California Edison's Oct. 31 filing of an interconnect deal for a 300-MW solar project.

Southern California Edison had submitted for filing a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and SGS Antelope Valley Development LLC. The LGIA specifies the terms and conditions pursuant to which: SoCal Edison and CAISO will provide interconnection service to SGS Antelope’s 300-MW solar photovoltaic facility; SoCal Edison will design, procure, construct, own, operate and maintain the necessary interconnection facilities and reliability network upgrades; and SGS Antelope will pay for such facilities.

This is called the SGS Antelope Valley Development Project, located in Kern County, Calif. The interconnect would be to SoCal Edison’s Whirlwind Substation at the 220-kV bus, with the project to transmit energy to the CAISO-controlled grid. SGS Antelope proposes a commercial operation date of Dec. 1, 2016 for the project.

A project contact is: SGS Antelope Valley Development LLC, c/o David Grazda, Sempra U.S. Gas and Powerdaking@sempraUSGP.com, 101 Ash Street HQ14, San Diego, CA 92101.

Barry Cassell
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Barry Cassell

Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 26 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Barry can be reached at barryc@pennwell.com.

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